Western Kentucky at Illinois Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 9/2/2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Memorial Stadium in Champaign
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, who had the most passing yards in the country over the weekend, will face the Illinois Fighting Illini in each team's second game on Saturday afternoon.
Western Kentucky set multiple school records against Bowling Green last weekend in their 59-31 win. They had 569 passing yards and 708 total yards, which both surpassed the school's previous records. One of the most impressive stats in the game for the Hilltoppers was their going 14-for-18 on third down.
The Hilltoppers were led by quarterback Brandon Doughty, who completed 45 of his 56 passes for 569 yards and six touchdowns. Wide receiver Taywan Taylor caught 12 passes in the win for 185 yards and one TD, while running back Leon Allen had 99 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Illinois scored 21 fourth quarter points to pull off the 28-17 win over Youngstown State in their opening game last Saturday. The Fighting Illini had 285 passing yards in the win, but they were held to just 78 rushing yards by their FCS opponent. Youngstown State dominated possession by holding on to the ball for over 40 minutes.
Sophomore quarterback Wes Lunt Fighting Illini had a solid game by completing 24 of his 38 pass attempts for 285 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. Wide receivers Mike Dudek had three catches for 61 yards and a score.
Injuries to Watch
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
No injuries to report at this time
Illinois Fighting Illini
09/02/14 DE Kenny Nelson Undisclosed questionable Saturday vs. Western Kentucky
09/02/14 DE Paul James III Undisclosed questionable Saturday vs. Western Kentucky
08/30/14 WR Dionte Taylor Undisclosed questionable Saturday vs. Western Kentucky
08/08/14 LB Mike Svetina Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Illinois
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